Monthly Archives: July 2020

Ten Years Ago

Sifting through the archives, we found a few posts that never made it to our new domain a decade ago. For the sake of completism, here they are, dead links and all: Starting Afresh; Museums in a Box; Brand Extensions; … Continue reading

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Over your shoulder

Jeff Mermelstein’s book #nyc is a creepy reminder of how much of our private lives and thoughts play out in a (semi) public way / Wired revisits the ongoing hunt for Alien Big Cats in the UK. Check the British … Continue reading

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How things change

Things from here and there today. Brick houses in a forest / digital art by Universal Everything / a tour of the architecture of skateboarding with Tony Hawk / The Long Road to The Porsche 911 / “Amid the multibillion … Continue reading

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Plinky plonk

A playable Grand Piano made out of Lego / some new style takeaway food packaging / playing with the internet’s most reviled synthesizer / out with the 3D chrome effect; car brands are returning to flat logos / A MAZE. … Continue reading

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Still watching the skies

a few publications: Document Journal (art, culture, photography, e.g. The secret drawings of Great Britain’s UFO Desk); White Hot Magazine (international art); Tape Op (the magazine of creative music recording) / How to cheat the bestseller list / widely seen, … Continue reading

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Cogs and gears

Dreamscapes & Artificial Architecture, a new book about computer generated alternative realities / sort of related, architectural models by Frank Kunert (via Dezeen) / sci-fi cities illustrated by Grant Riven Yun / Cigarettes, Space Invaders and the birth of the … Continue reading

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Planning ahead

Townscaper, building cities as a welcome distraction (via MeFi). See also the Medieval Fantasy City Generator / Queen Victoria’s private railway station at Nine Elms. Now firmly buried beneath the Gladwin Tower, just one of the area’s many, many claims … Continue reading

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In the mix

The Concrete House, one of Connell, Ward and Lucas’s quiet masterpieces / twenty years of the Wallpaper* architects’ directory / 100 years that changed Houston; ‘Just add an overwhelmingly oppressive humidity and you’ve got the place.’ (thanks, David) / welcome … Continue reading

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Hook, line and sinker

The Fishing Party, an ancient post about a mid-80s British documentary that’s worth re-watching, if you can stand it / a history of the German autobahn / My Own Private Bookclub, a traditional and wonderful blog / Jon, episode 1 … Continue reading

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Fire in the sky

Yes, it’s Los Angeles, July 2020 / I had such a lovely dream last night / Land of the Rising Sound, a Roland Retrospective (related, vintage Roland catalogues / how to pick the perfect watermelon / ‘a new spectacting style’ … Continue reading

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Observed around the web

Running Car ‘Faces’ Through An AI Face-Processing Algorithm Is Amazing And Terrifying / enjoy the slow pace of the Ogmios School of Zen Motoring / The accidental dystopia of major construction sites (via K) / Moldova Shuts Down Bootleg Helicopter … Continue reading

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The speed of Austen

Could Teleporting Ever Work? (Spoiler: No) / where’s the beef? RIP Carl Reiner / QasarBeach emulates the Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) (via Synthtopia) / New York scene in miniature by Cityfolk Studio. More small things at D.Thomas Fine Miniatures … Continue reading

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